LTLakerFan wrote:Playing devil's advocate and being a long time Fish fan and caring less about Duhon and Morris..... last year on Lakers we had Potato Head bring in his new "WTF" offense, which did though require a traditional 1 with point guard skills. Fish winds up in OKC and they also have an offense requiring those same traditional skills. Like Kobe in the Olympics, both of them were often relegated to standing in the corners.
This year, especially with 2nd string, spelling our amazing traditional PG Nash, Fish "could" provide that needed steadying on the court infulence in "limited" minutes and very much help run the Princeton for them, vs a lot of P&R for 1st string, since the Princeton is similar to the Triangle. He's always in great shape and durable as an insurance player and I think he shoots better in that scenario than last year with Lakers and OKC.
Fish is physical enough to bang and fight with the screens being set against us, unlike anyone else on the squad at the 1 except maybe DJO. But then I would not know in that regard about DJO, only have read others' reports, since I have no EFFING Lakers TV yet.
Took the words right out of my mouth. I agree, I feel the main reason Fisher sucked so bad last year is because of the new offense which required a traditional point guard which Fisher definitely is not. Fisher thrived with the triangle offense and I'm sure he would do okay with the similar looking Princeton offense. I for one am hoping he resigns with us. With so many new faces on and high profile ones, we need a good locker room guy, a glue guy so to speak. I won't say he needs to be the primary backup or whatever, but having him on the team I think would do wonders for chemistry and morale, something we will definitely need to win the chip this season.